Rugby League Today: Super League consider 13 teams, Catalans set for UK stay & Exiles to replace Ashes?

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Catalans winger Tom Davies is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks the 2018 Grand Final, Billy Slater and Headingley.

Tui Lolohea says he was close to crying the first time Tonga fans started singing hymns in a game.

We’ve taken a look at six of the best loose forwards in the NRL right now. Spoiler alert: Tonga powerhouse Jason Taumalolo is in there.

Huddersfield half-back Aidan Sezer has returned to Australia to be with his family during the coronavirus pandemic, while Blake Austin will stay in England.

Oldham assistant coach Brendan Sheridan has opened up on his scary fight against coronavirus – and how he is now facing a mental battle.

What’s in the papers

Championship clubs must be considered in any rugby league season revamp says Leigh chief, reports the Mirror.

Leeds willing to play behind closed doors – but it’s not a ‘satisfactory solution’, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Shaun Wane has floated the idea of reviving the Exiles concept if the Ashes series is scrapped, reports Wigan Today.

Catalans owner Bernard Guasch prepared for two month UK stay to play again, reports The Sun.

Former Melbourne flyer gunning for NRL return after eye-opening two-year Mormon mission, reports Fox Sports.

What’s on social

Rhodri Lloyd, Gavin Bennion, Matty Fozard and Dan Fleming… Which Wales international would you sign?

How good was that Leeds team?

It wasn’t often you’d see Martin Offiah beaten in a race!

What’s on TV/Radio

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

Birthdays

Former Huddersfield favourite David Faiumu turns 37 today.

Also celebrating; London half-back Morgan Smith (22), Warrington full-back Josh Thewlis (18) and Swinton forward Billy Brickhill (23).

Trivia

Welshman David Watkins holds the record for the longest points scoring run in rugby league, having scored in 92 consecutive matches for Salford between 1972-74. He totalled 929 points from 41 tries and 403 goals.

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